Chinese deity

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Noun1.Chinese deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
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It was during his first week there that he purchased his first Chinese deity, a porcelain statue he found in an antique shop.
After the woman had disappeared into the dusty temple Hsin-Yi Yang explained in her perfect American English, that Wang told her that the first god to be installed at the site of the present day temple was the earth god because a square stone tamer with the deeply carved likeness of this ancient and well venerated Chinese deity was originally located at a shrine (Figure 4), which stood on the location of the present Fortune Prospectus Temple.
In fact, he isn't strictly speaking the Buddha at all but a Chinese deity called Budai, Hotei in Japanese, who represents contentment and good fortune.

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